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Detoxification: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Detoxification refers to the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from the body. One can detoxify their body from drugs or alcohol. If your body is habituated to substance abuse for a long time, detoxification, done by experts, will help you flush all the toxins out of your body. You can identify your need for detoxification if you have constipation for a long period of time, food allergies, persistent headaches, muscle aches and muscle fatigues, skin abnormalities like acne or rosacea as well as hormonal imbalances. Detoxification treatment will purify your body of the harmful substances in your body and make it healthy. You can carry out detoxification at home by some simple home remedies.

How is the treatment done?

Before starting with a detox diet, you must get it approved by your doctor. A detox diet is a short termed diet filled with fruits, vegetables, fruit juices and water. You can start by drinking 6-8 glasses of filtered water every day. Avoid using plastic bottles, use glass bottles instead. Exercise for at least 30 minutes in a day to keep your body active. You must consume only natural foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish, red meat, chicken without the skin, eggs, nuts and green tea. Remember to chew your food properly. It makes it easier for the body to digest the food and gives a sense of fullness avoiding the need to overeat. Start your morning with a glass of lukewarm water with a lemon squeezed in it. This helps in cleansing your system and you must make sure that your bowels are clean. It helps in preventing headaches. Try to meditate for at least 15 minutes in a day so as to detoxify your mind along with your body.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

You can go for a detoxification treatment if your body is habituated to substance abuse (drugs or alcohol) for a long time. Detoxification can also help people suffering from constipation for a long time, food allergies, persistent headaches, muscle aches and muscle fatigues, skin abnormalities like acne or rosacea as well as hormonal imbalances.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Pregnant women must not go for detoxification. It is also not suitable for people who are malnourished or are suffering from blood sugar issues. Everyone must consult a doctor before starting on a detox diet.

Are there any side effects?

Short term diets may result in fatigue, irritability and bad breath. If your diet continues for a longer time than needed, it can result in energy, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You must make sure that you consume a nutritious diet and lead a healthy life so as to avoid building of toxins again in your body. Stay away from junk food, alcohol and tobacco.

How long does it take to recover?

A detox diet may continue for three to ten days depending on the need and condition of your body.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

One session of consultation with a doctor or dietician may cost you between ₹500 - ₹1500. Along with that, you will have to face the cost of the food items included in your diet.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment will be permanent if you take proper care and lead a healthy life style.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

You must avoid consuming junk food, tobacco and alcohol. Also, try not to consume packed and tinned food. Fill your meals with nutritious and fresh items like fruits and vegetables, nuts, chicken, fish, pulses etc. Do not ‘tox’ your body in the first place, to face the need for detoxification.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 45 years old drug addict, I want to do detoxification, are you specialized in that?

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Detoxification, most simply, involves the elimination of drug or alcohol substances from the body. Let's have detailed discussion for better advice and healthy lifestyle.

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Yes, it's helpful and it's a blood thinner also take care if you are taking aspirin or others as blood thinners.

I was a long-term drinker now I have left. But now need to detox my liver and kidney. Age 33 weight 96.

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lifestyle changes helps. eat liver friendly food like seasonal fruits and vegetables and lots of water . avoid junk foods and packaged foods and processed foods. no heavy medicine unless really indicated. yoga and meditation helps.
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Age: 27 height: 5.9 Hi, I have use a mephentermine for a month of 1 ml daily for my gym workout. How many days does it take to get washout from the body. Because right now I'm facing problem with my urine. Please help me.

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drink lots of water and it's difficult to tell when you're going to be free from medicine. the very fact that you are not taking any medicine for gym is enough to calm you and make you focus on the gym without medicine
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How to detox lungs within one week if a person do smack or herione? Please suggest me.

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Lungs are self-cleaning organs that will begin to heal themselves once they are no longer exposed to pollutants. ... Regular exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, even if you have chronic lung disease

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